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  1. Painting a late 30's Packard yellow? Maybe an open car, it would look terrible on a closed car. Also the shade would come into play. I don't think of yellow on anything but a taxi from that vintage. Just my two cwnts.

  2. I have owned and used this same tester. Basicly it is shop art. While it MAY work, parts are almost impossible to find, and there are not too many people left who even know how to use them. If they are very clean, and have all the cables they sell for 250 wholesale, 500 retail. There is one near me that is available right now, much cleaner, with the catalogs, I offered 200 and was turned down. They want 750 and have not sold it. It would date from 1947 to 1953.

  3. I was lucky enough to have exposure to 3 litre, 4 1/2 blower, Speed 6 and 8 litre WO Bentleys by my car mentors growing up. It's gotta be the real thing to light my fire. I vote for the Speed 6, yes it's too big....... but it is VERY cool. Here is the Bentley I grew up on....... it was interesting to get to help with the build....... the motor is incredible.

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  4. I saw it a Amelia.......I was not impressed. A replica done on a modern chassis. The build quality was first rate. Interestingly, it didnt sell at the auction. It probably was bid to half of what they had in it. (About 450k if my memory is correct.) Why not put all that effort and money into a real car? Too each his own, but the fact it didnt find a new owner at such a large event speaks to the fact that in todays world you can build almost anything you can dream up if you have the money. I does not mean any one else will want it or pay for it. I rather have a real Ford T than a "fake" WO Bently. Just my two cents.

  5. I know where the factory race car is in a private collection in Oaklahoma. It's in one of the best and largest private collections in the world. I am sure they would let you see the car. If that location is where you want to see it, PM me and I will get you the address. If memore serves me correctly, it was the world record speed holder for 1905 from Ormand Beach. My best, Ed

  6. The reason I used the Plymouth wheels was the hub caps were a perfect match. I was more interested in having the proper cap than a minor wheel difference. It has been 20 years so my memory is coming around. The independent suspension just bolts directly on the trailer frame......very simple. The bolt holes should still be in place on your trailer. And yes, the bolts holding them were chrome......Pierce Arrow quality.

  7. My memory is poor.....but I remember 100 percent I used Plymouth wheels. 16 inch, they even used the same hub caps as the factory Pierce wheels. I thought they were 6 lugs......but so much time has gone by I would need to check, I have owned 3 Travelodges, all used the same wheels and number of lugs........ I recently sold the running gear from a parts trailer at Hershey........was it to you? I'll try and take some photos this week when I get to the shop.

  8. Yes, he is mostly correct. There is quite a bit of such factory literature. Some companies had more of it than others. I wouldn't call them secret. They often were printed with blanks next to the item. The dealer then could put in his own mark up. I also have seen them printed. The expensive cars had lots of custom offerings as far as after market items. Lap robes with initials, foot rests, smoking sets, custom cabinets with liquor, holsters built into the uhpolstery for a 45. The list is endless. As far as the flashlight, yes they were available. I had a Cadillac LaSalle flash light with a bracket to attach to the steering column and had only known of three in exsistance. I sold it in 1991 for 2250.00. It went to Saudi Aribia. I have lots of examples of these items in my collection. They are very rare and almost never change hands. Umbrellas, battery chargers, tire chains, air pumps to inflate tires. I find this part of the history of the cars as interesting as the cars themselves. I didn't keep a photo of the light I sold years ago, I wish I did. I also have business cards from salesmen, factory jewelry given as sales awards, ect. One of my favorite things to collect are auto show only items from New York and other cities. Most of my stuff is filed away, but if you want some photos of examples, just ask. Ed.

  9. The car in the trailer is not a car it is cargo. They have no right to look, inspect, or inquire what is in the box. The trooper in Vermont was over aggressive and asked to see my registration on the car, when I figured I would be on my way sooner and was going to show him the reg, he saw the high end car and just gave up. He complimented me on my good equipment and sent me on my way. I play them how I feel them. In Conniciut I told him to go pound sand with his attitude. I was on the side of the road for an hour. I just turned on a video and watched it , and his blood started to boil. When he realized I was in no hurry he gave up. I try to be polite and positive, and answer reasonable questions. Another hint.....leave luggage where they can see it, it goes a long way that your on vacation. When the wife is in the car they almost never ask any questions, with three or four guys in the crew cab they play ten thousand questions.

  10. Part of my trailer routine is.........put a piece of masking tape on top of the break away battery that says charged day/month, and I keep a trailer inspection sheet in the truck that I use to mark fuel and toll expense, but I also jot down check air pressure in trailer tires, check lights, check brakes. It has helped quite a bit. I leave an air pressure gauge clipped to the board. I think they see an honest attempt to upkeep the rig and they tend to lose interest. I figure in the last 1000,000 miles towing I was stopped 6 times, two for truck and trailer inspection, the others were due to light issues......which now I have indicator lights on the drivers side of the trailer that let me see that stop lights and running lights are on.. Just two small led that can be seen by the drivers mirror. They work great and I hope it will cut down on the pull overs for lighting issues.

  11. Yes, and yes. Just ordered my Maine plate for the trailer. Mass cost, 450 per year registration, 900 per year exsize tax, 75 per year inspection. Maine was 220 total for 10 years. That's 1600 per year in this crummy state, or 22 dollars in Maine. I'm getting out of this place........it's just one example on how local government in the northeast is treating the people. Sad commentary on what this wonderful nation has come to. Now........back to cars and trailers!

  12. [h=3]§ 390.3: General applicability.[/h]<ext-xref refid="74" href="20130823">Link to an amendment published at 78 FR 52652, Aug. 23, 2013.</ext-xref> <ext-xref refid="22" href="20140805">Link to a correction published at 78 FR 63100, Oct. 23, 2013.</ext-xref>

    (a) The rules in subchapter B of this chapter are applicable to all employers, employees, and commercial motor vehicles, which transport property or passengers in interstate commerce.

    (B) The rules in part 383, Commercial Driver's License Standards; Requirements and Penalties, are applicable to every person who operates a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in § 383.5 of this subchapter, in interstate or intrastate commerce and to all employers of such persons.

    Again, here are the general rules to the federal DOT program. If you are in business, or working for a business, or for gain.......you need to meet all the rules and regs. This is why you can drive a Tractor Trailer with air brakes and a gvw of over 26,000 if it is a motor home. Thus length of vehicle, weight of vehicle, style or type of vehicle do not matter to private use, it is interstate commerce that invokes all the DOT rules.

  13. 390.3.F(3) Clearly states federal exemption for private use. Do NOT state you are going to a car show.....you can win prize money or a trophy. Just state you are on vacation with your car. No problem. This section refers to DOT requirements using the federal highway system. I will post some more info soon. The basic concept is federal DOT rules all apply to interstate commerce. Ed

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    (a) The rules in subchapter B of this chapter are applicable to all employers, employees, and commercial motor vehicles, which transport property or passengers in interstate commerce.

    (B) The rules in part 383, Commercial Driver's License Standards; Requirements and Penalties, are applicable to every person who operates a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in § 383.5 of this subchapter, in interstate or intrastate commerce and to all employers of such persons.

    © The rules in part 387, Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers, are applicable to motor carriers as provided in § 387.3 or § 387.27 of this subchapter.

    (d) Additional requirements. Nothing in subchapter B of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit an employer from requring and enforcing more stringent requirements relating to safety of operation and employee safety and health.

    (e) Knowledge of and compliance with the regulations. (1) Every employer shall be knowledgeable of and comply with all regulations contained in this subchapter which are applicable to that motor carrier's operations.

    (2) Every driver and employee shall be instructed regarding, and shall comply with, all applicable regulations contained in this subchapter.

    (3) All motor vehicle equipment and accessories required by this subchapter shall be maintained in compliance with all applicable performance and design criteria set forth in this subchapter.

    (f) Exceptions. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the rules in this subchapter do not apply to—

    (1) All school bus operations as defined in § 390.5, except for the provisions of §§ 391.15(e) and (f), 392.80, and 392.82 of this chapter.

    (2) Transportation performed by the Federal government, a State, or any political subdivision of a State, or an agency established under a compact between States that has been approved by the Congress of the United States;

    (3) The occasional transportation of personal property by individuals not for compensation nor in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise;

    (4) The transportation of human corpses or sick and injured persons;

    (5) The operation of fire trucks and rescue vehicles while involved in emergency and related operations;

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  15. Yes I drive through maryland , but I do not leave the federal highway system, thus I am exempt from the state rules as long as I do not exit the highway. Read the federal dot rules, thay are clear you do NOT need a dot number, medical card, or cdl, nor commercial plates. You must be legal in your state. The federal law trumps the state regs. That doesn't mean that you won't get a hassle, but I have a copy of the law in the trailer with the registration.

  16. I have towed all over the USA. Good equipment is cheap. Always go with the best you can afford. If you haul the big iron, you need to go with the best, or your life is in danger, and it's very easy to wreck you car. I have been suffering LOTS of tire failure the last two years. I used engineering and a few bucks to solve the problem. It just arrived yesterday. This rig tows like a dream with the triple wide spread set up. My 2000 F 350 power stroke I bought new has only 80 k on the clock. The trailer is 36 foot V nose. It is BIG! Has an extra foot of height. I wish I bought this 5 years ago!

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  17. Well there is the factory fuel filter, so why would you need another one. Also the bowl catches water and any rust particles that may come through the tank. There were two designs of fuel systems in 1931. Early and late, what's your cars engine number? Do you know what system you have? Was the recall performed when new? Are you running the pump? They should not be run if you have the upgraded system. My Caddy's ran more than 30 k miles on the tanks with no issues. LONG hill pulls could cause you to tun dry, I just pulled off to the side of the road to refill the tank. I only found three hills anywhere that made my tank run dry so it wasn't much of a bother.

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